When does the story end? #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal #author

Several months ago, I came across a blog that asked this question: "Epilogues do we need them?" In the blog, the author went on to say . . . "Romance novels have a very strict structure. Depending on the romance publisher, the prescribed format can be even stricter. The general rule is that once the [...]

Write Drunk, Edit Sober #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #author

We've all been there...well, at least I have, and I have to say, if you haven't been, then I bow down to your awesomeness. No seriously, if you, as a writer, have never had this (see video below...it's less than 2 minutes and hilarious) exact moment, you are extremely lucky. It's no secret that for most writers, [...]

Stumbling into Our Dreams #writing #amwriting #author #writerslife

Have you ever had something bad happen that turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to you? The dream that emerged when the dust settled and you're left with nothing, but the thoughts that had the worst not happened, you wouldn't be now living in your best? I have. Psalm 112:4, [...]

Has the stigma changed? #writing #amwriting #publishing #writerslife #writerproblems

As a member of a bunch of different Facebook groups, I've been noticing a trend in posts. Not the ones advertised by other authors, but whenever a writer posts a question or remark about the debate of traditional publishing and self publishing. Because of the comments I've seen, I'm starting to wonder if the stigma of which is [...]

~finding courage to show your dreams~ #writing #amwriting #writerslife

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” ~ Erma Bombeck Well isn't that the truth. I received an email from my publisher yesterday explaining that I should have my exact release date and final cover for my novel by the middle of December. Of course, the news is exciting, [...]

Declining a Publishing Contract #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems

As writers trying to find agents and publishers for our novels receiving those emails with the "Congratulations" and "We would like to publish your manuscript" is like winning the lottery. We dream of it day and night - the dream of signing the contract and holding our books in our hands or seeing them on our [...]